Don Allado: Doing a Tebow is cute but this isn’t.
July 4, 2012 by Sydrick Salazar
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What did you do now?
Don Allado can be a lot of things but untouchable he is not. This is what the former UAAP MVP is right now after one measly tweet that sparked one helluva backlash. Whether he is right or wrong, he shouldn’t have said the things he just uttered.
It’s like a woman poking a sex addict with her boobs.
In fairness to Allado, he just said a bunch of things a casual fan would say. I feel for him. As early as the MICAA days, game fixing has been in existence. One incident that proved detrimental and instrumental for Philippine basketball history was the banning of a bunch of Crispa players like Danny Florencio, Jun Papa, Rudy Kutch, Rudy Soriano, Billy Abarrientos, Epoy Alcantara, and Ernie De Leon after the 1973 MICAA Championship. It sucks for most of the banned players because it left Baby Dalupan and Bogs Adornado searching for new blood which thus evolved into Atoy Co, Abet Guidaben, Bernie Fabiosa, Freddie Hubalde, and Philip Cezar aka the legendary Crispa Redmanizers we all love right now. While Florencio, Papa, and Kutch have had success in the PBA – it’s a big what if on how their careers will further turn out had they stayed out of this notoriety and entered the PBA playing for the Redmanizers!
Game fixing has had its share of stars in the pros and in the amateurs but all we have for them have the “alleged” tags. We don’t prove these circumstances because not only will it be detrimental to the league but for that person’s career as well. Don Allado is not a big deal now but he is still one of the league’s most respected players. Sure he has that konyo swag we U-Belt boys hate… but the guy is a many-time all-star and Mythical Team member. This story, true or not, will have substance coming from him.
Say this tweet came from Ogie Menor, a player who has pissed off a lot of people because of his actions the league would have shrug it. Fans would have thought of this as some laugh trip and we will have gone to check out other things.
Allado is, before the events that unfolded, an ambassador for the league. He has since apologized for his tweet but there’s a stiff reality imposed for his actions. Commissioner Chito Salud, a guy who has done his part in solving the idiocies of the league, is extremely pissed off. He is threatening to ban the current Barako Bull Energy forward from the league.
Now for Commissioner Chito Salud’s case, banning Allado might be exaggerating the issue. Before this mess, Allado is a like I said, a tolerable PBA citizen. If you check out the various pro wrestling sites, there are a lot of ex-WWE wrestlers who are bitching over Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, and their current product. It’s funny because people think they have lost it and at the same time, people think that they just did this because they never got the success that they dreamed and wanted.
Allado’s heart is bleeding for the developments that ruined what was supposed to be a thrilling end to his PBA season. If you check out the Powerade versus Barako Bull do-or-die match that concluded with the Tigers winning it over the Energy 81 to 79, people can say that the calls and the non-calls helped the Tigers arrange their match against the Meralco Bolts. This was the perfect time for Barako Bull to beat Powerade after their best player Gary David – suffered a foot injury that sidelined him in the second half.
I am not condoning Allado’s actions because 1) Salud is the boss, 2) Allado has no proof or will he give one because he’ll step on a lot of feet as well as some sort of basketball mafia, and 3) Allado forgot that Salud is a lawyer.
At this point, Salud should have a lot of lawsuits piled up because of his actions.
Amongst the obvious is libel.
Anyway, fine him, reprimand him, and let him even explain his actions but this is not a ban-able offense.
For celebrities, trolls, and those who adds their bosses as friends in Facebook… remember what GMA’s online advocacy is trying to tell you.
Think before you click.